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Event Calendar

July 2019

Mon, Jul 1, 2019

A stylized representation of two intertwined python snakes

Scientific Programming with Python

Python is a freely distributable high-level programming language that has become very popular for everything from scripting applications and web-page generation to solving scientific problems. It shares many basic characteristics with languages like Mathematica, Matlab, and Labview, and has an extensive set of numerical and scientific modules. In this class we will use Python to build instructions describing a scientific problem, and solve it using the college computing cluster.

This workshop is in four parts:

• Mondays, June 17, 24, and July 1, 8

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScijz6Qre8lrzSjOJrujtOXhGpKob9m...

Registration Required

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

The watershed has the typical triangular shape, with the larger portion extending to the top of the Holyoke range and narrowing as it proceeds downhill to the reservoir.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps;
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data;
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds;
• Track human, animal, and plant populations; and
• Map locations from a GPS receiver.

You will learn about:

• Constructing and Sharing Maps (including with Google Earth);
• Mapping Named Data (including census data and street addresses);
• Mapping Coordinate Data (including using a GPS receiver);
• Mapping Image Data (including scanned maps and satellite data); and
• Extracting Map Features

This workshop is in four parts:

• Tuesdays, June 11,18, 25, and July 2

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScijz6Qre8lrzSjOJrujtOXhGpKob9m...

Registration Required

Mon, Jul 8, 2019

A stylized representation of two intertwined python snakes

Scientific Programming with Python

Python is a freely distributable high-level programming language that has become very popular for everything from scripting applications and web-page generation to solving scientific problems. It shares many basic characteristics with languages like Mathematica, Matlab, and Labview, and has an extensive set of numerical and scientific modules. In this class we will use Python to build instructions describing a scientific problem, and solve it using the college computing cluster.

This workshop is in four parts:

• Mondays, June 17, 24, and July 1, 8

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScijz6Qre8lrzSjOJrujtOXhGpKob9m...

Registration Required

Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Analyzing Data with Mathematica

Mathematica is a multifacted tool for doing mathematics on computer, from algebra and trigonometry through calculus and beyond. It can perform both symbolic and numeric calculations, and it provides numerous mathematical and statistical functions, letting you work with many different data formats, solve equations and fit data to arbitrary functions. It can also graphically display functions and numerical data in two and three dimensions, allowing visualizations that you can easily manipulate. It is used by mathematicians and statisticians, scientists, engineers, economists and even game developers. Mathematica can be installed on student-owned computers from the software drive; faculty- and staff-owned computers must obtain a home-use license.

This workshop is in two parts: Tuesdays, July 9 and 16. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Summer Thesis Research Table

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Research Tables (1st floor)

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis (or other similar long-term research projects). Each week, we’ll start with reflective accountability check-ins and then focus our discussion on a particular aspect of the research and writing process. Drop in or attend regularly. We'll provide the donuts! Hosted by Frost Library and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy, interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:
• Enough Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, SVG) to write your own web pages
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript)
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle.

This workshop is in four parts: Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Registration Required

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

"The Writers' Retreat" comic illustration of imaginary writing place, by Grant Snider, by permission.

Write-On-Site (for Faculty & Staff)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Faculty and Staff are invited to an informal, drop-in writing space. If writing with others inspires you to maintain a regular writing practice, please join us. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Writing Center.

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Writing Scientific Papers with LaTeX

LaTeX is a computer language for the creation of high-quality scientific and technical documents. In addition to structuring your writing in the usual paragraphs and sections, its features include mathematical equation typesetting, bibliographies and automatic numbering of sections, equations, references, tables and figures. LaTeX is built upon a lower-level typesetting language called TeX, and is open-source and free to use. It’s available in a number of packages that you can install on your own computer, and is most easily composed using a dedicated editor and interpreter. We recommend the following:
Macintosh: MacTeX + TeXShop
Windows: MikTeX + TexStudio

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Registration Required

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Analyzing Data with Mathematica

Mathematica is a multifacted tool for doing mathematics on computer, from algebra and trigonometry through calculus and beyond. It can perform both symbolic and numeric calculations, and it provides numerous mathematical and statistical functions, letting you work with many different data formats, solve equations and fit data to arbitrary functions. It can also graphically display functions and numerical data in two and three dimensions, allowing visualizations that you can easily manipulate. It is used by mathematicians and statisticians, scientists, engineers, economists and even game developers. Mathematica can be installed on student-owned computers from the software drive; faculty- and staff-owned computers must obtain a home-use license.

This workshop is in two parts: Tuesdays, July 9 and 16. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

Summer Thesis Research Table

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Research Tables (1st floor)

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis (or other similar long-term research projects). Each week, we’ll start with reflective accountability check-ins and then focus our discussion on a particular aspect of the research and writing process. Drop in or attend regularly. We'll provide the donuts! Hosted by Frost Library and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy, interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:
• Enough Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, SVG) to write your own web pages
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript)
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle.

This workshop is in four parts: Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Registration Required

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

"The Writers' Retreat" comic illustration of imaginary writing place, by Grant Snider, by permission.

Write-On-Site (for Faculty & Staff)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Faculty and Staff are invited to an informal, drop-in writing space. If writing with others inspires you to maintain a regular writing practice, please join us. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Writing Center.

Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication (PowerPoint)

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 9. This class will help you produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

This workshop will build on the design principles shared in Part 1 to show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics and applying special effects. You have two options:

Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:
• PowerPoint: Monday, July 22, or
• InDesign: Tuesday, July 23, or
• PowerPoint: Tuesday, July 30

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Registration Required

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication (InDesign)

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 9. This class will help you produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

This workshop will build on the design principles shared in Part 1 to show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics and applying special effects. You have two options:

Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:
• PowerPoint: Monday, July 22, or
• InDesign: Tuesday, July 23, or
• PowerPoint: Tuesday, July 30

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Registration Required

Wed, Jul 24, 2019

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy, interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:
• Enough Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, SVG) to write your own web pages
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript)
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle.

This workshop is in four parts: Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Registration Required

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

"The Writers' Retreat" comic illustration of imaginary writing place, by Grant Snider, by permission.

Write-On-Site (for Faculty & Staff)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Faculty and Staff are invited to an informal, drop-in writing space. If writing with others inspires you to maintain a regular writing practice, please join us. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Writing Center.

Mon, Jul 29, 2019

Investigating Networks with Gephi

Gephi is a freely distributable tool for exploring and analyzing networks, with or without a geographic component. Related items can be associated with each other with different colors based on their properties, and clusters of connections and other patterns can be easily visualized as you rotate and arrange the network. Terrific for social network analysis, e.g. who’s writing to who, as well as economic analysis, e.g. what one country is selling to others and even for studying biological networks!

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Registration Required

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication (PowerPoint)

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 9. This class will help you produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

This workshop will build on the design principles shared in Part 1 to show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics and applying special effects. You have two options:

Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:
• PowerPoint: Monday, July 22, or
• InDesign: Tuesday, July 23, or
• PowerPoint: Tuesday, July 30

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Registration Required

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Summer Thesis Research Table

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Research Tables (1st floor)

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis (or other similar long-term research projects). Each week, we’ll start with reflective accountability check-ins and then focus our discussion on a particular aspect of the research and writing process. Drop in or attend regularly. We'll provide the donuts! Hosted by Frost Library and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy, interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:
• Enough Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, SVG) to write your own web pages
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript)
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle.

This workshop is in four parts: Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Registration Required